12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us for Be The Business: Tech Leaders Take The Next Step webinar on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm presented by Patrick Benoit. Please register for the event at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2326763830190622224. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with information about joining the webinar. Feel free to share this event with people outside of our organization.
Technology leaders have a brand problem. They too easily lose trust with their customers, the business stakeholders. Their customers — from C-suite stakeholders to individual contributors — often come to associate technologists with tech speak, acronyms, bottlenecks, frustration, constraints, and cost overruns. In fact, if IT were a consumer brand, it would have been discontinued years ago.
Perhaps worst of all, is the persistent separation of the IT function as a far-off, siloed corner of the company where decisions around technology are made which perpetuates outdated ideas about the role of technology in an organization. This limits the reach of technology, and it sets up a false dichotomy between IT and the business.
Senior executives from both technology and business roles must help their companies shift this mindset. These technology leaders can be the ones who most clearly understand the direction in which their organizations are headed and the important role that technology will play along the way. This can only begin to happen when technology leaders become business leaders first.
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About our speaker:
Patrick is the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) / Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at CBRE. Previously, he has been an Advisory CISO and formerly the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He is a Security & Privacy Executive, Writer, Speaker, Knowledge Provider, and Seeker. He has been an Executive Business Partner at Experian; a Customer Delivery Executive and Service Delivery Leader at Dell; and owned a technology consulting company. He is certified as C/CISO, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, PMP, ITIL Expert, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a pilot and flight instructor. He studies and teaches Aikido, rides motorcycles, Scuba dives, and his favorite teaching is “From Chaos Comes Greatness,” a loose translation from the “I Ching”.